A few weeks ago, Alaska added an increased sign-up bonus on their Visa co-branded credit card. In addition to the usual 30,000 sign-up bonus after spending the min spend requirements ($1,000 in 90 Days), they have added for a limited-time an extra perk! If you sign-up before Aug 31, 2017, you will be able to redeem Alaska’s famous companion fare ticket for only the taxes on your second ticket (when purchasing together).
This means Alaska is waiving the usual $99 fee that is added onto the companion fare. If you are approved for this card before the time runs out, you can essentially get two companion tickets in your first year of card ownership because Alaska renews the companion fare in your account each calendar year. The companion fare alone makes this card a good addition to your wallet despite the $75 annual fee.
I plan on using this credit card’s companion fare for a flight to Honolulu, HI from Los Angeles, CA.
Click here to Apply for the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card (Link Opens In New Window)
Note: I have a 740 FICO and was approved with a $17,000 line of credit on 8/4/17.